Published On: December 10th, 2014
Author: Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage Project, Simon Fraser University
Full Citation: Intellectual Property Issues in Cultural Heritage Project, Simon Fraser University. (2014, December 10). Declaration on the Safeguarding of Indigenous Ancestral Burial Grounds as Sacred Sites and Cultural Landscapes. Vancouver, BC.
The declaration was created and signed by a group of individuals from various academic backgrounds and community roles who assembled for a session on Indigenous ancestral burial grounds. The declaration is a call to action, recognizing that the heritage-based rights of First Nations communities in British Columbia have for too long gone unrecognized, been neglected, violated, or ignored.